Publisher: Inkspell Publishing on February 20, 2014
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For Sienna, love and art are perilous games. Is she ready to take that gamble?
Sienna is a beautiful, talented artist poised on the precipice of soaring into the glamorous, yet cutthroat Manhattan art scene.
Dave Hightower is a hooked-up, handsome heir to the hippest gallery in NYC, Gallery Hightower.
Erik is the live drawing model with his sizzling green eyes fixed only on Sienna.
Three’s a crowd, so Sienna must make a choice: date Dave and ride the fast track to landing a show at Gallery Hightower and hobnobbing with the art glitterati, or follow her heart and take a chance with Erik, the stunning male model who’s stealing her heart. But Erik has some worrisome secrets, and who in their right mind would make live modeling their career?
Dare Sienna throw away her chances of hitting it big to follow her heart?
The reason I picked up this novel is because I saw the second book in the series’ synopsis and I was hooked. However, I had no idea that it was an actual series—I was under the impression that they were standalones. Regardless, due to my want to read book two, I picked up book one and got to it.
Regardless of the interesting premise that book one, too, possessed, I just couldn’t get into this novel. The plot was less than stellar, which was a real bummer. I had to push myself to finish the novel. There wasn’t much going on, plot-wise, to keep me hooked, so everything fell on the shoulders of the characters.
The characters, too, were less than I was hoping for. Sienna, the main character, seemed extremely shallow and fake to me. She was trying to use a boy in order to get a shop at a gallery opening. Sure, she apologizes later, but still. And she was a bit flaky with her romances anyway. She actually came across as a bit of a whore, which was an instant turn off for me.
Erik was the main love interest—a model who also day lighted as an artist himself. He was full of mystery and secrets. He didn’t do much for me either—I felt like we were seeing a paper thin glimpse into his character. I couldn’t relate at all—he didn’t seem real.
The romance was the last straw—Sienna hopped between the boys like a hot potato. They were ‘in love’ in like three days. And if there is anything that I dislike, it’s instalove, especially when done in a not-so-great manner. I couldn’t get invested in their relationship at all.
Unfortunately, Model Position was not my cup of tea. It was basically an all around let-down, which is sad because I was really excited for book two. I’ll still give it a try, though—and hope that it is better than book one.